Trust & Estate Litigation

Trust and estate disputes can be deeply emotional, ranging from sophisticated trust interpretation and document analysis to claims involving personal property. When emotions and stakes run high, our dedicated legal team can put your mind at ease.

Papista & Papista, PLC  advocates for clients in will and trust contests, breach of fiduciary duties, accounting disputes, concerns with the management and administration of trust and estate matters and fiduciary contests with an overarching and well-planned strategy.

Thanks to our complementary practice areas, longstanding ties to the metropolitan Detroit community and wide ranging professional contacts, we are particularly well-suited to handle cases that concern complex business, real estate and accounting issues. Our firm has extensive experience in Michigan probate matters and estate practice and procedure.  We take  pride in being able to quickly assemble outside expert resources in areas such as business valuations, tax analysis and real estate appraisals.

We have successfully represented individuals and entities in a broad range of litigation matters, including contested probate proceedings,  fiduciary accounting contests and the discovery and turnover of estate and trust assets. We also counsel clients in proceedings involving undue influence and capacity issues, fiduciary duties and responsibilities, confidential relationships, investment performance and interests in closely held corporations.

Our services include:

  • Trust and Estate Litigation
  • Will and Trust Contests
  • Undue Influence and Capacity Contests
  • Trust Reformation and Modification
  • Removal of Trustees, Personal Representatives and Fiduciaries
  • Document Validity Analysis
  • Trust and Estate Administration
  • Powers of Attorney Abuses
  • Mediation/Arbitration
  • Confidential Conflict Resolution

Strategic trust and estate litigation services for complex trusts and estates.